Quality Measures

How We Report Falls with Injury

Falls with Injury measures the number of patients per 1,000 patient days (inpatient days, plus the number of short-stay patient hours divided by 24) who suffered any serious or minor injury from a fall in the hospital. Hospitals can help reduce the risk of patient falls with injury by following the right steps. Preventing falls with injury is considered an indicator of the quality of patient care.

Our data for this measure is based on self-reported data by hospitals that is collected by the Maine Health Data Organization as required in 90-590 CMR Chapter 270, Uniform Reporting System for Health Care Quality Data Sets. The data on CompareMaine covers the October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021 reporting period. The measure is defined by the American Nurses Association (ANA). For more information, download the quality data reported on CompareMaine and visit The Joint Commission website.